‘Stranger Things’ Actor Joseph Quinn Meets Metallica – Deadline

Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn now has a Lollapalooza of a memory.

The young star, who caused a stir when he brought his Eddie Munson persona out of a rendition of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in the Season 4 finale, caught up with the band backstage at the music festival in Chicago. Better yet, he got the chance to show them that his moment on the show was the real deal.

“Thank you so much for letting us use the track,” Quinn told Metallica in a fanboy throwback.

James Hetfield of the band was courteous. “Thank you for doing him justice.”

Quinn helped rekindle interest in the 1986 track, which has now reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Hetfield noted his own enthusiasm for the series. “I’ve been a big fan of it, since season 1,” he told Quinn. “My kids and I have been a bonding experience for us.”

The best was yet to come. Quinn was invited for an impromptu backstage jam. Shredding next to Hetfield, he more than held his ground. At the end, drummer Lars Hetfield joked, “I would like to announce that Metallica is now a quintet.”

Metallica had a nice parting gift for Quinn: a custom BC Rich guitar identical to the one he played on the show. Metallica also signed it for him.

Watch the moment below.

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